Solwind

Solwind and Wind
(and other US solar-observing satellites)

Wind
SolwindWind

This page contains philatelic information on the Solwind and Wind (and other US solar-observing satellites). Catalog numbers, years of issue, and notes on the satellites featured are given when available. If readers know of additional information or images, please contact the authors using the e-mail addresses at the bottom of this page.

DSCOVR was previously known as Triana and "Goresat".

Launch information
(found elsewhere)
Launch covers
(including anniversary-of-launch covers, and launch-related event covers)
(farther below)
Other postal items
(stamps, souvenir sheets, aerogrammes, postal cards, etc.)
(immediately below)
Solwind Solwind Solwind
Wind Wind Wind
SORCE SORCE SORCE
DSCOVR DSCOVR DSCOVR


Below is a list of Solwind and Wind (and other US solar-observing satellite) postal items (stamps, souvenir sheets, aerogrammes, postal cards, etc.).

CountryCatalog NumberType of ItemYear of IssueNotes on Content
Solwind (SOLar WIND)
No (non-launch cover) postal items found
Wind
No (non-launch cover) postal items found
SORCE (SOlar Radiation and Climate Experiment)
No (non-launch cover) postal items found
DSCOVR (Deep Space Climate ObserVatoRy)
No (non-launch cover) postal items found


Below is a list of Solwind and Wind (and other US solar-observing satellite) launch covers (including anniversary-of-launch covers, and launch-related event covers).

CountryCancel DateCancel LocationType of ItemNotes on Content
1979-02-24: Solwind (SOLar WIND)
United States1979-02-24Vandenberg AFB, CA(Space Voyage) cachet on coverSolwind launch
United States1979-02-24Vandenberg AFB, CA(Zaso silk/IASP no.9) cachet on coverSolwind launch
United States1979-03-24*Vandenberg AFB, CA(Zaso silk/IASP no.9) cachet on coverSolwind launch
1994-11-01: Wind
United States1994-11-01Greenbelt MD(GSFC Stamp Club) cachet on coverWind launch
United States1994-11-01Cape Canaveral FL(Multi-color) cachet on cover, also insertWind launch
United States1994-11-01Cape Canaveral FL(Black printed) cachet on coverWind launch
2003-01-25: SORCE (SOlar Radiation and Climate Experiment)
United States2003-01-25Cape Canaveral FL(Space Voyage/Lollini) cachet on coverSORCE launch
United States2003-01-25Kennedy Space Center FL(Printed) cachet on coverSORCE launch
2015-02-11: DSCOVR (Deep Space Climate ObserVatoRy)
United States2015-02-11Cape Canaveral FL(Colorano silk) cachet on coverDSCOVR launch
United States2015-02-11Cape Canaveral FL(Colorano silk) cachet (different) on coverDSCOVR launch

*On this Solwind cover, the cancel month should be "Feb", not "Mar".


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